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Is the Steam Deck worth it or should I just build a proper gaming rig? Portability sounds nice.

 

Just "nice"? Do you travel often? If you don't plan on spending more then get the Deck. If you have more spare money then build a proper PC.

 

>$549 for a version with a decent screen and batter life
Just a build a rig at that price point or get a laptop, honestly.

 

>>32132
youd need to factor peripherals into the price if youre going for a pc or even a laptop and i dont think theyre gonna be much better for the same money

 

>>32133
You need peripherals for steamdeck tho, unless you really want to play shooters in handheld mode and not on a dock.

 

>>32133
You can get a Xbox controller and a bluetooth adapter for cheap.

 

>>32135
real OGs uses a dualshock 2 with an usb adapter

 

>>32126
Steam Deck is worth it but Steam isn't, buy on GOG or pirate.

The state PC gaming is in right now is a joke.

 

>>32146
Yeah I plan on using it to run emulators and pirated games.

 

wait after christmas and look for a cheap gaming laptop, it's the same thing but more freedom. plus there will be good deals on real pcs too. that's my opinion.

 

>>32185
>more freedom
>Windows
You must be joking.

 

>>32186
Nothing would stop you from installing a Linux distro instead of Windows, you know?

 

>>32192
Wait until TPM becomes the norm. Besides, you can't expect them to know how to do it. The newest laptops often have problems with GNU/Linux too because it's all proprietary garbage. If you're gonna buy a laptop for GNU/Linux buy a Framework laptop.

 

>>32208
it werks on my thinkpad p52 thoughbeit

 

>>32208 (me)
Forgot to mention: the form factor may be valuable to the OP as well.

 

>>32208
Lol uygga out here seriously implying the steam deck is foss and linux is too hard

 

>>32380
all he said is the steam deck has hardware that works ootb with linux unlike most gaming laptops

 

>>32383
OP is not stupid, if he keeps an eye on what laptops are put on sale he can buy one that does support ootb linux and achieve a much better power per penny ratio

 

>>32394
>OP is not stupid
>being new to GNU/Linux is stupid
Never said that. Ever.

 

>>32411
Actually if he finds a good cheap laptop with a dedicated gpu he can just look up "[laptop model] linux", only after failing to do this would op be stupid

 

GNU/LINUX WHO ART IN THE CLOUD, HALLOWED BE THY NAME
THY KINGDOM COME. THY WILL BE DONE ON DESKTOP, AS IT IS IN THE CLOUD
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY UPGRADE
AND FORGIVE US OUR BLOBS, AS WE FORGIVE OUR MAINTAINERS
AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, BUT DELIVER US FROM WINDOWS. FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, AND THE POWER AND THE GLORY FOR EVER. RM

 

>>32126
It depends on what you're planning to do with it.
If you want small games you can already play them on a psvita or 3ds with a better comfortability.
If you want some better games handheld surely its the way to go, but do you want to play stuff like metro handheld?

The steamdeck is already outdated and doesnt run new games, take that into consideration.

So if you want to play something like alan wake 2 than tough luck.
I think the steamdeck is really only worth it if you want to play some ps3 or gamecube games while riding a train, or you want to escape family christmas and shit like this


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